Do you have 5+ years’ nonprofit experience working in accounting?
Are you passionate about mission-driven work that focuses on Chicago youth?
We are currently in search of a Nonprofit Senior Accountant for an Association. The position is based in Chicago, IL. This is a full-time, temporary to permanent assignment.
ORGANIZATION TYPE: Association
LOCATION: Chicago, IL
POSITION TITLE: Nonprofit Senior Accountant
DURATION: Temporary to Permanent
SCHEUDLE: Full-time (40 hours/week)
HOURLY PAY: $23.00 - $27.00/hour
Is This Your Dream Job? The Nonprofit Senior Accountant will report directly to the CFO and is responsible for providing financial support to the organization. Duties include but are not limited to general ledger maintenance, payroll support, bank and account reconciliations, financial report preparations and monitoring company-wide internal controls. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to start a new position ASAP.
Our Ideal Candidate:
Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
5+ years’ experience in accounting or finance required
Prior experience in a non-profit organization preferred
Experience using Blackbaud Financial Edge and Abila preferred
Basic understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
Intermediate to advance MS Office skills
Must be highly organized, flexible and able to manage multiple projects and employees
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
How You Will Spend Your Day:
Daily and Weekly Duties
Maintains cash receipts journal in MS Excel
Recalculates and verifies amounts owed from agency invoices, charge slips and expense reports
Reconciles and posts employee expenses including credit card accounts
Prepares reconciliations and journal entries including payroll distributions, benefits, contributions, revenue and depreciation
Assists Chief Financial Officer with facility management duties, including property inspections, management of third-party vendors and supply orders and rent collections
Assists with filing in the Finance Department as needed
Performs account reconciliations for cash, petty cash, investments, prepaid insurance, other prepaids, employee expense reimbursements, fixed assets, other liabilities and other assets
Reviews agency billings for timeliness and compliance
Assist in the preparation and analysis of monthly financial reports
Maintains fixed asset lapsing schedules in MS Excel and prepares monthly depreciation expense entry
Enters monthly billing, insurance and other reoccurring journal entries into Accounting System
Accumulates and summarizes monthly statistical information
Reviews payments to Foster Care families and ensures payments are processed in a timely matter
Assists Chief Financial Officer and Staff Accountant with other monthly closing entries in accounting system as needed
Monitors, maintains and reconciles fixed asset schedules
Performs annual fixed asset inventory
Reconciles monthly rent receipts
Prepares schedules and assists agency auditors as required in the final year-end audit
Provides monthly and quarterly information for the agency’s various funding sources
Serves as back-up to Staff Accountant in their duties as needed and required
Participates in quality assurance initiatives as needed and appropriate to improve service quality and ensure compliance with licensing, accreditation and contractual standards
Performs other duties as necessary to meet new funding requirements or as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer
We’d love to hear from you.
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